Ruby-throated Hummingbirds still here

June 10, 2014  •  2 Comments

We are still seeing male and female ruby-throats here, both at the feeders and at the Coral Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens). This plant is one of my favorite natives. I planted two on the arbor by the pond and they have done very well over the last six years. I rooted some of the runners, which is very easy to do, and planted them up at the front walk on the small arbor. This is their third year, and they are blooming. They make hummingbirds happy to stick around. They also attract at least 33 other moths and butterflies, including the Hummingbird Clearwing Moth.

I've had mixed success getting photos in the past and today decided to try again. I stayed in the gazebo, with one screen raised and focused on one of the flower clusters. Within just a few minutes, a male zoomed in and I got a very lucky shot. He is my Bird of the Day!

 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird at Lonicera sempervirensRuby-throated Hummingbird at Lonicera sempervirens

 

 


Comments

Jo Alwood(non-registered)
That's a lovely shot, Margy. I have some videotape of a male Ruby-throat at a Cardinal Flower, but I need more before I can make a movie, and I know what you're talking about: getting film of one on a flower is HARD. Maybe when our Cardinal flowers start blooming again this year, I'll put up a blind and hope for the same luck you had with the gazebo.
Brian(non-registered)
Great photo!
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